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Evolution of Caenorhabditis and Other Nematodes

  December 05, 2011  
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
April 3 - 6, 2012

This conference will bring together both senior and junior scientists who investigate evolutionary processes in diverse nematodes, including the famous model organism Caenorhabditis elegans and its relatives as well as plant-, animal-, and human-parasitic nematode species. Broad topics will include:


  • Fundamental evolutionary forces
  • Evolution of development and reproductive mode
  • Evolution of parasitism and pathogenesis
  • Metagenomics and biodiversity
  • Computational genomics of Caenorhabditis species
  • Computational genomics of other nematodes


Organized by: Mark L. Blaxter, Dee R. Denver
Invited Speakers:

Keynote Speaker:
Marie-Anne Félix, Institute of Biology of the
Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), France


The meeting will include six oral sessions plus one session devoted to posters. The session chairs of the meeting will be:

Jennifer Anderson, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Oregon
Matthew Berriman, Group Leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Holly Bik, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of New Hampshire
David Bird, Professor at North Carolina State University
Asher Cutter, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto
Jan Kammenga, Associate Professor at Wageningen University
Makedonka Mitreva, Assistant Director of the Genome Institute at Washington University
Tom Moens, Lecturer at Ghent University
Matthew Rockman, Assistant Professor at New York University
Hinrich Schulenburg, Professor and Chair at the University of Kiel
John Spieth, Research Professor at the Genome Institute of Washington University
Mark Viney, Professor at the University of Bristol


Deadline for Abstracts: January 27, 2012
Registration: https://meetings.cshl.edu/meetingR/Default.aspx
E-mail: pakaluk@cshl.edu
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